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To adopt is to love

Our animals need a home where they can get and receive all their affection. Here you can find out the possibilities of adoption and the information you need about the process.

Responsible adoption

All you need to know to welcome a new family member

Our shelter homes animals that have been abandoned and even abused. All of them deserve to find a good family and a permanent home which will give them a second chance full of affection and stability.

It is important that people who are interested in sharing their lives with one of our animals get to know our process of matching the most suitable families with each of our dogs and cats.

Adopting an animal is an act of generosity by which the shelter dog or cat becomes a member of a family. This family makes a commitment to take care of them and love them unconditionally for the rest of their lives.

The time needed for the adoption process may vary, depending on the animal’s circumstances and needs. We absolutely never give animals on the first visit.

In order to adopt, those interested must calmly and thoroughly consider if they can offer the animal a good quality of life for the rest of their days, taking into account the dedication and economic cost required.

The Lliga is committed to its animals, and is responsible for their well-being and safety, not only when they are at the shelter, but for all their lives. It is crucial to be sure that the adopter or the adopting family are the most suitable  and the best fit for each animal. This is why we carry out interviews and/or pre-adoption visits to the potential adopters.

Once we have verified, after these interviews and/or visits, that  the family or the adopter are  suitable for the animal, we write up a contract in which the adopter accepts certain conditions and commits to providing the animal with the quality of life that they need.

Animals are treated for parasites, vaccinated, microchipped (which includes the process of change of ownership if necessary) and spayed or neutered. Furthermore, when they arrive at the shelter dogs are tested for leishmaniasis and ehrlichia, and cats are tested for feline immunodeficiency and leukemia.

When adoption is formalized we require a donation of €125 for a cat and €150 for a dog. This donation helps to run the shelter, veterinary care and spaying/neutering of all shelter animals. This kind of support is part of a solidarity chain that allows for a new animal to enter the shelter in the place of the one leaving while also contributing to meeting their needs.

Once the adoption is formalized, the adopter becomes responsible for registering their animal in their municipal animal census, as well as complying with municipal bylaws regarding animal ownership in their town of residence.

The shelter remains in touch with adopters after the adoption to check on the animal´s well-being and to support the family during the adaptation period, which can vary depending on the case.

If at any time during the animal’s life the adopter can no longer take care of him or her, the animal must be returned to us, as stated on the adoption contract.

If after reading how we find homes for our animals you  want to adopt, you can look at our files of animals for adoption and fill out the corresponding adoption form . You can also fill out a form without specifying the  animal you want if you prefer that we recommend one that we believe would be right for you.

Once we receive your completed form, we will evaluate your application and we will give you an appointment if we have an animal that can suit you.

Due to the current COVID situation it is not possible to visit our facilities. Once we receive and evaluate the form and, if we have the right animal for you, we will give you an appointment so you can meet him/her/them.

    Información Personal

    Name *
    Surname *
    Fecha nacimiento *
    City/Neighborhood*
    E-mail *
    Phone contact *
    Preguntas sobre la adopción

    Describe who is going to live with the dog (adults, children, elderly people…) and specify their ages. In case you have to live with another animal, detail information (species, breed, age, character, sex, if it is sterilized…) *

    Tell us what type of dog you have in mind and what you are looking for in a dog (limitation in size or age, sex, active or calm, some characteristic of character, relationship with people, other animals, etc.)*

    Tell us if you have already had dogs or other animals in your care. *

    If you have noticed a specific dog, tell us its name and why you have chosen it.*

    Briefly describe your home (flat, house, access to the exterior, etc.). What parts would the dog have access to? Is your home rented or owned? Are you allowed to have animals? *

    How much time do you need the dog to spend alone and where do you want him to be when he is home alone?*

    Approximately how many times can you take the dog for a walk? How long?*

    Some of the dogs we have at the shelter are often rejected for health or behavioral reasons. Would you be willing to help a dog with characteristics of this type? *

    Sometimes dogs show behavioral problems once they are adopted from the shelter that have not been detected during their stay at the shelter. What would you do in such a case? *

    Tell us anything else you consider relevant in order to choose a future partner.

      Información Personal

      Name *
      Surname *
      Date of birth *
      City/neighborhood *
      E-mail *
      Phone contact *
      Adoption Questions

      Describe who is going to live with the cat (adults, children, elderly people, other animals…) and the family profile (married couple, partner, roommates, etc.). *

      Tell us what type of cat you are looking for and why you want to have a cat (age, sex, active or calm, character, relationship with people, other animals, etc.) *

      Tell us if you have already had cats or other animals and if you have them now, their character, sex, age, etc. *

      If you have noticed a specific cat, tell us its name and why you have chosen it. *

      Tell us what your home is like (flat, house, terraces, access to the outside, laundry room, if there is natural light, etc.) What parts would the cat have access to (when accompanied and when alone)? *

      If the apartment is for rent, does the contract allow animals? *

      Tell us your work schedules and if the cat would spend many hours alone on weekdays and weekends. *

      Some shelter cats are rejected for health or behavior reasons, would you be willing to help a cat with these types of problems? *

      Do any of the family members have allergies? *

      Tell us other information that you consider of interest.

      Not all adoptions are the same

      Find out about the particular characteristics of each type of adoption. Make the right decision based on all the information.

      Each of them can become your forever best friend

      They deserve to find a stable and permanent family in this second chance. We look for the right family for each of our dogs

      All of them can become your best friends forever

      They deserve to find a family and a stable and definitive home in this second chance. We look for the right family for each of our cats.

      Why is this necessary?

      When they have serious health problems or are very old, some of our animals need a foster home that can offer them the care and affection they need.

      The invisible ones

      Due to age, health or behavior, some of our animals are rejected by potential adopters and spend too long waiting for a family.

      Never separate them, they need each other

      Sometimes the shelter receives siblings, mothers and offspring or lifelong partners who share strong bonds of love and dependence. We want them to be able to start their new life together.

      They need a home as soon as possible

      Due to the trauma caused by their abandonment, some animals have a very hard time at the shelter and do not adapt to being there. We look for emergency homes that can give them a second chance.